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Holiday Safety Tips & More from the Greater Sharpstown District

Holiday Safety Tips from S.E.A.L. Security

S.E.A.L. Security

While Shopping:.

  • If you must shop at night, park in a well-lit area, and bring a friend or family member.
  • Be sure to locate your keys prior to going to your car.
  • If you must use an ATM, choose one that is located inside a police station, mall, or well-lit location. Withdraw only the amount of cash you need.
  • Avoid wearing expensive jewelry, and carrying a purse or wallet. Keep cash and cards in your front pocket.
  • Avoid overloading yourself with packages. It is important to have clear visibility and freedom of motion to avoid mishaps.
  • Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, "con-artists" may try various methods of distracting you with the intention of taking your money or belongings.
  • Children should never be allowed to go to the car alone and they should never be left alone in the car.
  • Teach children their full name, address and telephone number to give to police officers or mall security. Teach children to immediately inform you if a stranger is bothering them.

At Home:

  • When leaving home for an extended time, have a neighbor or family member watch your house and pick up your newspapers and mail.
  • Large displays of holiday gifts should not be visible through the windows and doors of your home.
  • Indoor and outdoor lights should be on an automatic timer.
  • Leave a radio or television on so the house looks and sounds occupied.
  • Be aware that criminals sometimes pose as couriers delivering gifts.

S. E. A. L. Security conducts regular patrols of business centers in the Sharpstown District and throughout Southwest Houston. You may reach S. E. A. L. Security Solutions at: (713) 422-2770. LIC# PSB C15942. Remember, if you have an emergency Call 911 First!

About S.E.A.L. Security Solutions

  • All officers have prior military, police or security experience
  • All officers are K-9 certified
  • All officers are level 3 trained and are required to attend monthly in service training
  • S. E. A. L. operates a regional security officer training center
  • Training is conducted by active duty veteran police officer
  • S. E. A. L. operates a 24 hour communication center that maintains continuous contact with on duty officers through Hand Held Phone/Walkie Talkie and GPS Tracking
  • Clients may contact S. E. A. L. at their 24 hour number:
    713-422-2770

Avoid online scams this holiday season

USA Today’s Elizabeth Weise offers tips on how consumers can protect themselves online as they shop.

Avoid online scams this holiday season

Increasingly, Americans are going online to prepare for the holidays, whether it's shopping, shipping or sending out cards. But don't let convenience get in the way of safety.

Here are some tips to keep you, your money and your information, safe from cyber criminals. Click here to watch the video


How to avoid the "bah humbug" of holiday scams

Tips on holiday scams and keeping your data and finances safe.

  1. During the holidays, check your card activity daily.
  2. When you look at card activity, keep an eye out for "microcharges."
  3. Be aware of emails purporting to be from shippers or retailers.
  4. Deals that are too good to be true.
  5. Confirm charities are real before donating.

Source: CBS Interactive Inc., By Aimee Picchi

Read the full story here


HPD Encourages Everyone to Have a Safe Holiday

Houston Police Department

The next few weeks will be a busy time for everyone and while we might be distracted with the hustle of the holiday season, HPD wants everyone to remember a few simple tips that will help you and your family stay safe.

While shopping you should stay alert to your surroundings.

  • Don't walk and talk on your phone and only carry what cards and cash are necessary.
  • Secure your belongings out of sight and keep your purse nearby at all times.

The holiday season also means increased spending so be careful to protect your personal data.

  • Be wary of who you provide your personal information to and watch for credit skimming devices.
  • Watch your financial statements closely and report inconsistencies immediately.

When you make your holiday purchases, stow them in the trunk prior to your next destination.

  • If you are stowing packages in your trunk and then heading back in to keep shopping, move your vehicle and park in a different place.
  • Make your most expensive purchase your last purchase of the day and take the item straight home.
  • Criminals are watching what you are buying and whether you are going to leave it unattended in your car after you make your purchase.

Don't forget to protect your home

  • At home keep the outside well lit, doors locked and curtains closed.
  • If you are traveling out of town have a neighbor watch your house and put your lights on a timer.
  • It might be tempting to display your tree in the window for everyone to see, it''s best to keep your tree and gifts where on-lookers can't see.

When it's time to clean up remember not to advertise what gifts you received.

  • Destroy the boxes or place them in sealed garbage bags before you set them out for garbage collection.

HPD wishes everyone a happy and safe holidays. For more information on holiday safety tips view the HPD Holiday Safety brochure

 


Crime Prevention Materials

Visit our website for additional Crime Prevention Manuals

 

 

Holiday Safety Tips from S.E.A.L. Security

S.E.A.L. Security

While Shopping:.

  • If you must shop at night, park in a well-lit area, and bring a friend or family member.
  • Be sure to locate your keys prior to going to your car.
  • If you must use an ATM, choose one that is located inside a police station, mall, or well-lit location. Withdraw only the amount of cash you need.
  • Avoid wearing expensive jewelry, and carrying a purse or wallet. Keep cash and cards in your front pocket.
  • Avoid overloading yourself with packages. It is important to have clear visibility and freedom of motion to avoid mishaps.
  • Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, "con-artists" may try various methods of distracting you with the intention of taking your money or belongings.
  • Children should never be allowed to go to the car alone and they should never be left alone in the car.
  • Teach children their full name, address and telephone number to give to police officers or mall security. Teach children to immediately inform you if a stranger is bothering them.

At Home:

  • When leaving home for an extended time, have a neighbor or family member watch your house and pick up your newspapers and mail.
  • Large displays of holiday gifts should not be visible through the windows and doors of your home.
  • Indoor and outdoor lights should be on an automatic timer.
  • Leave a radio or television on so the house looks and sounds occupied.
  • Be aware that criminals sometimes pose as couriers delivering gifts.

S. E. A. L. Security conducts regular patrols of business centers in the Sharpstown District and throughout Southwest Houston. You may reach S. E. A. L. Security Solutions at: (713) 422-2770. LIC# PSB C15942. Remember, if you have an emergency Call 911 First!

About S.E.A.L. Security Solutions

  • All officers have prior military, police or security experience
  • All officers are K-9 certified
  • All officers are level 3 trained and are required to attend monthly in service training
  • S. E. A. L. operates a regional security officer training center
  • Training is conducted by active duty veteran police officer
  • S. E. A. L. operates a 24 hour communication center that maintains continuous contact with on duty officers through Hand Held Phone/Walkie Talkie and GPS Tracking
  • Clients may contact S. E. A. L. at their 24 hour number:
    713-422-2770

Avoid online scams this holiday season

USA Today’s Elizabeth Weise offers tips on how consumers can protect themselves online as they shop.

Avoid online scams this holiday season

Increasingly, Americans are going online to prepare for the holidays, whether it's shopping, shipping or sending out cards. But don't let convenience get in the way of safety.

Here are some tips to keep you, your money and your information, safe from cyber criminals. Click here to watch the video


How to avoid the "bah humbug" of holiday scams

Tips on holiday scams and keeping your data and finances safe.

  1. During the holidays, check your card activity daily.
  2. When you look at card activity, keep an eye out for "microcharges."
  3. Be aware of emails purporting to be from shippers or retailers.
  4. Deals that are too good to be true.
  5. Confirm charities are real before donating.

Source: CBS Interactive Inc., By Aimee Picchi

Read the full story here


HPD Encourages Everyone to Have a Safe Holiday

Houston Police Department

The next few weeks will be a busy time for everyone and while we might be distracted with the hustle of the holiday season, HPD wants everyone to remember a few simple tips that will help you and your family stay safe.

While shopping you should stay alert to your surroundings.

  • Don't walk and talk on your phone and only carry what cards and cash are necessary.
  • Secure your belongings out of sight and keep your purse nearby at all times.

The holiday season also means increased spending so be careful to protect your personal data.

  • Be wary of who you provide your personal information to and watch for credit skimming devices.
  • Watch your financial statements closely and report inconsistencies immediately.

When you make your holiday purchases, stow them in the trunk prior to your next destination.

  • If you are stowing packages in your trunk and then heading back in to keep shopping, move your vehicle and park in a different place.
  • Make your most expensive purchase your last purchase of the day and take the item straight home.
  • Criminals are watching what you are buying and whether you are going to leave it unattended in your car after you make your purchase.

Don't forget to protect your home

  • At home keep the outside well lit, doors locked and curtains closed.
  • If you are traveling out of town have a neighbor watch your house and put your lights on a timer.
  • It might be tempting to display your tree in the window for everyone to see, it''s best to keep your tree and gifts where on-lookers can't see.

When it's time to clean up remember not to advertise what gifts you received.

  • Destroy the boxes or place them in sealed garbage bags before you set them out for garbage collection.

HPD wishes everyone a happy and safe holidays. For more information on holiday safety tips view the HPD Holiday Safety brochure

 


Crime Prevention Materials

Visit our website for additional Crime Prevention Manuals